EXIN Cloud Computing Foundation

EXIN Cloud Computing Foundation

The EXIN Cloud Computing Foundation certificate requires an overview of the field of cloud computing and its relationship with other areas of information management. The EXIN Cloud Computing Foundation course is preparation for the certification exam and covers the fundamental concepts of Cloud computing and understanding of the architecture, design, deployment of Cloud computing and its incorporation in the organization. Deliveries of this course include Front Metrics Technologies specific Cloud content, accredited by EXIN.


EXIN Cloud Computing Foundation is intended for everyone playing a role or having an interest in the use and management of internet based services. This includes staff from internal and external service providers, their customers, managers and auditors.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain what cloud computing is
  • Describe the main concepts from which cloud computing has developed
  • Describe the Service Oriented Architecture and its relationship to cloud computing
  • Identify the main drivers and limitations of cloud computing
  • Describe the benefits and components of a local cloud environment
  • Explain the levels of service management in a cloud environment
  • Describe how to access cloud services
  • Describe how cloud computing impacts business processes
  • Identify benefits and risks of providing cloud services
  • Describe security, privacy, and compliance issues in the cloud environment
  • Describe costs and benefits of a cloud environment
  • Describe how to evaluate potential cloud solutions

Course Content

Module - 1

  • Describe the evaluation of performance factors, management requirements and satisfaction factors
  • Describe the evaluation of service providers and their services in Cloud computing

Module - 2

    Introductions to Cloud Computing
  • Introduction to Cloud Computing
  • Defining cloud computing
  • Attributes / Characteristics of cloud

Module - 3

    Cloud Deployment Models
  • Public Cloud
  • Community Cloud
  • Private Cloud
  • Hybrid Cloud

Module - 4

    Cloud Service Models
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Module - 5

    Cloud Service Migration
  • Delivering services from the cloud
  • Building a Business Case
  • Calculating the financial implications
  • Preserving business continuity
  • Migrating to the Cloud
  • Technical considerations
  • Planning the migration

Module - 6

    Introduction to OpenStack
  • Compute (Nova)
  • Object Storage (Swift)
  • Dashboard (Horizon)
  • Networking (Neutron)
  • Block Storage (Cinder)

Module - 7

    Introduction to Amazon Web Services
  • Simple Storage Service, S3
  • Elastic Compute cloud, EC2

Module - 8

    Cloud Computing Reference Architecture
  • Cloud Consumer
  • Cloud Provider
  • Cloud Auditor
  • Cloud Broker
  • Cloud Carrier

Module - 9

    Adopting the Cloud
  • Key drivers of cloud computing solutions
  • Evaluating barriers to cloud computing

Module - 10

    Planning the migration to Cloud
  • Migration and Clouds
  • Compliance and Legal
  • Open Source and Standards
  • Availability and performance
  • SLAs
  • Data portability
  • Security

Exam Details

  • Number of questions: 40
  • Pass mark: 65% (26 out of 40)
  • Open book/notes: No
  • Electronic equipment permitted: No

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